Friends of the University Lecture Series II: Professor Ron Frostig, PhD
We welcome Ron Frostig, Professor of Neurobiology, the University of California at Irvine.
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Please join us for the second installment of the Friends of the University Lecture Series, in which we welcome experts from various universities to give informal talks about their field of expertise. Our guest Ron Frostig is a Professor of Neurobiology at the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Ayala School of Biological Sciences, at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). His research interests include basic research on the structure, function and plasticity of cortex, and pre-clinical research on the protection of cortex from impending ischemic stroke.
He will present his work, "Complete protection of the brain from impeding stroke: a stimulating account on the protection of cortex from impending ischemic stroke. "
Light drinks and refreshments will be served. Free self parking at the venue.
Ron Frostig received his BS in Biology and his MS in Neurobiology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Following his post-doctoral training at Rockefeller University in New-York City, he joined UCI.
Lecture Facilitator: Maureen Harrington
Maureen Harrington will facilitate the lecture. She spent more than 25 years as a journalist with Time Inc. (Time and PEOPLE magazines), Reuters, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post and a host of online publications. Maureen has covered national disasters, medicine, crime, law and general news and features. She is currently working on a book about the science of successful recovery from stroke and freelancing to support that project.
Her book, The Road Back from Stroke is intended for the 15 million individuals worldwide, who suffer stroke annually (800,000 in the U.S.), as well as their caregivers, friends, families, work and social communities. The profiles of successful survivors are heartbreaking, funny and practical. By pairing scientific breakthroughs and the heroes of neurology with patient and caregiver profiles, readers get an explanation of the science underlying recovery – the why and how in everyday language.
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